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Duckworth Dock to get new bike parking area

Avatar by on August 17th, 2020 at 3:02 pm

(Image: Human Access Project/MIG)

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Ross Island Sand & Gravel site up for sale, raising possibility of Springwater path connection

Avatar by on August 11th, 2020 at 10:35 am

This orphan section of the Springwater Corridor path build in 2011, is just north of the Ross Island Sand & Gravel parcel that is now for sale.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Willamette Week: Mayor could use Esplanade impacts as leverage over ODOT I-5 freeway expansion

Avatar by on February 5th, 2020 at 10:14 am

Significant?
(Graphic by Cupola Media via No More Freeways PDX.)

There’s a good reason why the Oregon Department of Transportation abhors delay when it comes to their freeway expansion megaprojects: Because the longer reporters and advocates have to dig into the details, the more dirt they find.[Read more…]

Portland Parks eyes closures as river levels rise

Avatar by on April 12th, 2019 at 2:23 pm

Willamette River Greenway path south of downtown Portland.
(Photo by pdxwheeler)

If your bicycling plans involve any paths, bikeways, or roads around the Willamette River, be on the lookout for water. [Read more…]

ODOT’s I-5 expansion would cast even larger shadow over Eastbank Esplanade

Avatar by on March 29th, 2019 at 9:48 am

Graphics by Cupola Media via No More Freeways PDX.

With so many inconvenient truths brought to light recently about the Oregon Department of Transportation’s plans to expand the I-5 freeway, one of the most disturbing is the fact that it would cast an even larger shadow over the Eastbank Esplanade.
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Get ready for a two month closure of the Esplanade that starts February 1st

Avatar by on January 11th, 2019 at 5:11 pm

Make plans to not use the Esplanade between February 1st and April 1st.
(Photo: Portland Parks)

Earlier today we shared the good news: That PBOT will re-open Better Naito three months early.

Here’s the bad news: They’re doing that because the Portland Parks and Recreation Bureau will close the Eastbank Esplanade for two months starting February 1st.
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Springwater, Esplanade among popular paths that face hurdles in Parks Bureau budget

Avatar by on April 18th, 2018 at 8:58 am

The mighty Eastbank Esplanade is showing its age and needs a maintenance funding boost.
(Photo: J. Maus)

The Portland Parks & Recreation bureau is bracing for budget cuts that could have a significant impact to marquee paths citywide.

The City Budget Office has recommended a reduction of $2.1 million from the Parks budget. “This level of cuts,” the Bureau said in a blog post last month, “will significantly impact our programs.”

There are two line items in the budget advocates are focusing on: One of them would slash funding for path maintenance; the other would offer a much-needed boost for the beloved Eastbank Esplanade.
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Free bike tour of central city will highlight local design work by women

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on September 21st, 2017 at 4:21 pm

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The Eastbank Esplanade, designed by a team led by Carol Mayer-Reed, is an unofficial stop on the ride.
(Photo: J.Maus/BikePortland)

The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects is honoring some of Portland’s urban design gems with a free educational bike ride Saturday that happens to include a trip along one of its most important bikeways.

The common link: Female designers are behind all eight stops on the approximately 10-mile tour.

The tour meets at the Portland Aerial Tram Biketown station at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 23, and finishes near the same site around 1 p.m., with lunch to follow.

It’s a project of Portland AIA’s ForWARD Committee: “Forum for Women in Architecture and Related Design.”

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Portion of Esplanade path might have to close due to high water – UPDATED

Avatar by on March 23rd, 2017 at 4:07 pm

Current conditions.
(Photos: Portland Parks & Rec)

**The path has been closed as of Saturday 3/25. See below for update and statement from Portland Parks & Recreation bureau.

The City of Portland Parks and Recreation bureau says the floating portions of the Eastbank Esplanade could close if water levels in the Willamette River continue to climb.

Here’s the problem: The section of path just north and south of the Burnside Bridge is tethered to the riverbank. The ramps that lead down to the floating path are fixed. Therefore, as water rises, the path rises above the ramps, creating a sharp incline as seen in the photos above.[Read more…]

‘Fast Bikes Use Water Ave’ and other signs coming to Esplanade near OMSI

Avatar by on September 8th, 2015 at 2:45 pm

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Drawing of new signs coming to the Esplanade near OMSI.
(Image from Bureau of Development Services application)

Turns out that managers of Waterfront Park aren’t the only ones who want to keep fast-moving bicycle riders away from their paths.
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